Active Shooter in D.C.

The news of the shooting came first through Twitter (US Navy/Twitter)

The news of the shooting came first through Twitter (US Navy/Twitter)

This morning around 8:20 a.m., shots were fired in the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C.

According to the latest reports, at least one person has been injured and authorities are trying to evacuate as many people as possible—while asking others to follow shelter-in-place procedures—since the shooter is still “active” and has not yet been apprehended.

Emergency personnel, local police, U.S. Capitol Police and even the FBI are on the scene, but details about the incident are still rather sketchy. I’m sure more will be released in the coming hours.

The NAVSEA facility employs roughly 60,000 people—including both military personnel and civilians—so the potential for even more danger is certainly present.

If you work in the D.C. area or know someone working at the Washington Navy Yard, please be aware of this situation and be careful. With any luck, any friends or family working there will be safe very, very soon.

Posted on September 16, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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